Orders, Decorations and Medals of the United Kingdom

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Links and Other References


Tony Farrell, Marco Gravers, Andrew Pattison and Martin Wagner who have sent me pictures, and Lukasz Graszewski for the Royal Family Orders. Ian McCloud sent a picture of his own Ambulance Service (Emergency Duties) LS & GC Medal. Freddie of Philip Burman Military Medals (UK) who is also sending me pictures, Gareth Ollard for the 8th Army bar to the Italy Star and Rowley Jones for information on Ambulance Service awards.

Grateful thanks to Dix Noonan Webb, eMedals, the London Medal Company, Morton & Eden, Spink & Son and Liverpool Medals, who have allowed use of pictures from their catalogues.


The Ministry of Defence - Medals Office - terms of award & how to apply

Directgov - Honours, awards and Medals - information about the British Honours System and how they are awarded.

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of the United Kingdom - Page 1 - Page 2

Eric Bush - Ribbons of Britain

David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: British Medals

Lukasz Gaszewski - British Commonwealth Decorations Ribbon Rackbuilder

Jean-Paul LeBlanc - Medals of Britain (Archived July 2014)

Jeremy Newman - Jeremy's Medals: UK

Paul Nixon - British Army Medals

Ilja Repetski - World Awards: United Kingdom

Stephen Stratford - UK Medals - part of an excellent site on various military matters.

Norman Wood - Royal Jersey Militia - an excellent site that includes medals awarded to the Militia.

Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: United Kingdom

Britain's Small Wars - a former wonderful resource on British military activity around the world between 1945 and 1992, which appears to being redeveloped according to its Facebook page.

Text References

Abbott, P.E. and Tamplin, J.M.A. (1971) British Gallantry Awards Guinness Superlatives, London.

Barac, B. (2010) Reference Catalogue Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World Part 2: Bronze Book (D-G) OBOL, Zagreb.

Cole, H. N. (1977) Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977.

Duckers, P. (2013) British Military Medals: A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian 2nd Edition. Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley.

Gould, R.W. (1972) Campaign Medals of the British Army 1815-1972 Arms & Armour.

Mussell, J.W. (Ed.) (2016) Medals Yearbook 2016 Token Publishing Ltd., Deveon.

Narbeth, P. (1971) Collecting Military Medals: A Beginner's Guide Lutterworth Press, Cambridge.

Risk, J. C. (1972) The History of the Order of the Bath Spink & Son, London.

Vaux, W.S.W. (1869) On English and Foreign Waterloo Medals. The Numismatic Chronicle 9: 108-170, London.

Royal Charters and Statutes of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (2004) (Archived June 2011)

World Medals Index Text List Ribbon Chart References

Page last updated: 25 June 2017